Her family moved from Sweden to the United States when she was 12. A model scout discovered her when Mercedes was 13, and she signed with the FORD modeling agency while still in high school. She described herself as an A type personality, Im that nerd in school who would always raise their hand pick me.
After graduation, she attended college and studied psychology. Her acting debut came in The Break-Up. Other roles followed, including parts in Red Sands, Quarantine 2: Terminal and Three Veils, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the UK International Filmmaker Festival in 2011.
Mercedes Masohns other credits include roles in Entourage, The Closer, Chuck, Bones, One Life to Live, The Law, The Finder and 666 Park Avenue, among others. She said of her experience on 666 Park Avenue: I love not knowing [about the scripts] for me personally because everything is a discovery. If I knew it, Im afraid that maybe even subconsciously without wanting to, I might give hints away or my body language might do something inadvertently that I dont want to do. I love the idea that were kept a little in the dark (tvfanatic.com).
She told Self that her healthiest habit was going to the gym. Also, I do lunges and squats while Im on the phone with my mothershes a talker to say the least, so my glutes have her to thank! But her least healthy habit is the buckets of Nutella I consume on a daily basis! Someone at some point should stage an intervention. Its a cry for help, I tell ya!
Her chill places are usually small getaways, like a bed and breakfast in a small town, or any place where I can lay on a beach. And her favorite returning show is Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Im obsessed! Nothing like seeing Danny DeVito naked in a Native American headdress as he makes sweet love to a lackluster hooker.
Mercedes Masohn said her favorite work out is spin class. Its such great cardio! I usually leave completely soaked in sweatwere I to be caught in any epic street fights, Id be able to hold my own. Id throw a hard right jab and then run away whining about a broken nail.
Mercedes told the New York Post she is a Dantes Inferno and Shakespeare fan, as well as ABBA. She splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles.